Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Guild Raises $12,000 for Hospital Foundation
STPH GUILD RAISES $12,000 FOR HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
COVINGTON – As part of it mission to support hospital programs in addition to assisting patients and guests, the St. Tammany Hospital Guild donated $12,000 to the St. Tammany Hospital Foundation at its annual meeting Jan. 23.
“The Guild makes donations to the Foundation on an annual basis to help them meet and exceed their goal to fortify the promise to provide world-class healthcare close to home now and for generations to come,” said Guild President David Brumfield.
The Guild has donated more than $124,000 since the Foundation’s inception in 2003 and is recognized at the Partner Level on the Donor Wall of Honor in the hospital’s main lobby.
“We are grateful that the Guild, which gives so much of their time and talent to the hospital, gives of their treasure as well,” said Foundation Executive Director Charley Strickland.
The St. Tammany Hospital Guild is an organization of about 100 members who donate 25,000 hours each year in 20 of the hospital’s departments. The Guild also raises money through sales in the hospital gift shop to provide nursing and allied health scholarships for fall and spring semesters. The scholarships are awarded to deserving hospital staff members who are furthering their education in medical fields.
For more information about volunteering with the Guild, contact Shirley Primes at 985-898-4008.
A full-service acute care facility committed to providing world-class healthcare and the latest technology, St. Tammany Parish Hospital delivers today’s life-improving procedures with the utmost care to area residents with emphasis on wellness, preventive care and disease management close to home. STPH is a self-supporting not-for-profit community hospital; it receives no tax funding. STPH.org
PHOTO IDENTIFICATION: St. Tammany Hospital Guild President David Brumfield presents a $12,000 check on behalf of the Guild to St. Tammany Hospital Foundation Executive Director Charley Strickland, left, and St. Tammany Parish Hospital CEO Patti Ellish.